Monday, June 16, 2014

Pineapples and Hula

I finally hosted my "bitches getting drunk" party.  I went with a Tiki theme, mostly because I really wanted to make tropical drinks with umbrellas, but also because I had the perfect dress.  I found this late 50s Hawaiian themed dress at the thrift store last Halloween.  It has a gorgeous black and gold print of islanders in boats, pineapples, hula girls, palm trees, etc.
Outfit Details: 
1950s Red Hawaiian themed dress: thrifted
Vintage gold basket weave box purse: antique mall
1950s gold charm bracelet: Ebay
Red flower fascinator: Ebay
Embroidered flower wedges: Nine West
I collected several different drink recipes from vintage sources, but we got stuck on Mai Tais, which are so very delicious.  
Mai Tais:
pour over ice
one shot white rum
one shot dark rum
1/2 shot coconut rum
1/2 shot apricot brandy
mix with orange pineapple juice
for added effect I served them in vintage Siesta Ware with pineapple novelty straws, colored drink umbrellas, and DRY ICE!

I also made Pina Colada cupcakes & Tikis on horseback among lots of other food.
I had a fabulous time and now I am ready to plan for the next event.  Got any good theme ideas?


  1. Can I say how much I love the theme of your part? lol. What a great dress to party in. I love tiki, vintage Hawaii prints. So fun! Also, very much love your wedge shoes! I'd love to try one of your creations:)

    1. Thanks Joanna, if only you lived closet. :)

    2. Yes, who's to say a few cocktails aren't nice while the kids are at school? Lol, so politically correct eh?

  2. That dress is stunning!!! What an amazing thrift find! I love the radiant gold handbag that you partnered it with as well.

    Themes? Hmmm, let me about a spin of the high school classic of the model UN where each guest dressed in a vintage outfit that represented a country or their choice?

    ♥ Jessica


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